Example sentences for: abstruse

How can you use “abstruse” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • I don't know whom I adored more: Billy Bob Thornton as a greasy hick with a whiff of Tales From the Crypt -style demonism; Nick Nolte, as a skeletal, gravel-voiced albino who could be John Huston after a decade of being eaten by worms; or Jon Voight, as a blind half-Indian whose portentous utterances are both full of crap and eerily abstruse.

  • Several philosophies of defining prevail—not too abstruse to go into in VERBATIM, but a not entirely appropriate aside here—and the style cleaved to by Gove attempts an approach that is progressively restrictive or expansive, depending on the nature of the word defined.

  • … A profile of Center for Biological Diversity leader Kierán Suckling details his successful environmental extremism, founded oddly on abstruse lit-crit theory.

  • The reason: an abstruse quarrel over abortion funding.

  • There are many extremely abstruse notions in linguistics, and if any one might find useful a brief summarization [ sic ] of many of the linguistic philosophies of the past 150 years, this is a convenient, minimalist approach.


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